In effort to master the Art of Traveling, one must always find ways to be entertained on long flights to our final destinations. Some destinations a lot farther than others and some flights a lot more torturous than others (not all planes or passengers are as delightful as others). The most ideal scenario is if we could sleep all the way through and wake up refreshed and ready to conquer our new destination, without neighbors hogging the armrest or getting out to use the restroom too much. I think watching movies is the second best way to kill time. Also, catching up on our readings, a book, magazines and in-flight magazines has a lot of great Travel Articles and Photographs.
On this past trip from India to Dubai, I found a new in-flight pastime – Drawing! This would also be a great pastime while relaxing at the park or hanging out rooftop at guesthouses & hostels. And light to carry.
I had packed a box of Colored Pencils & Notebook in my luggage that my dear friend Wassan gave me for my birthday after we had a brief discussion about wanting to start painting and drawing again (I loved drawing throughout my childhood). On this packed flight with Indian children running around as if a merry-go-round, no tv screens to watch, babies crying and some loud snores, I found serenity in drawing. I began looking through my iPad for colorful images and photos I’ve saved in the past… and Voila!